Helmholtz Diabetes Center
The Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München engages in interdisciplinary and translational research cooperations to provide new promising approaches to cure Diabetes and confine its world-wide increasing prevalence. This multi-faceted systemic disease is defined by genetic and environmental factors where lifestyle choices play a particular role. The integration of basic and clinical research offered through the close collaboration within the different HDC institutes, as well as the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig-Maximillian University enables an integrated research focus. Research at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center concentrates on three research areas: Molecular mechanisms of diabetes development, systems biology and modelling, and translational research and clinical projects. As a result, great steps are undertaken in therapy, prevention and diagnosis of diabetes.